Carroll Digest

Hearing scheduled on five-year plan for public housing

The Carroll County commissioners are scheduled to hold a public hearing on the county's five-year public housing plan at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.


The plan establishes guidelines and procedures to be followed by the county Bureau of Housing in administering the federal Section 8 housing allowance program.

The public hearing will be held at the County Office Building, Room 300A, 225 N. Center St., in Westminster.


County to seek U.S. grant to help Section 8 families

The Carroll County commissioners approved a grant application yesterday to continue a program that helps people who receive the federal Section 8 housing subsidy become self-sufficient.

The request asks the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for $39,580 to pay for the salary and benefits of a coordinator for the Family Self Sufficiency Program.

As of September, there were 40 families in Carroll County who were enrolled in the program. Within the past three years, nine families have completed the program, with three qualifying for homeownership and one buying a home, said Colleen Baumgartner, the county grants manager.

$302,726 to be spent for medical care at jail

The county commissioners approved an annual $302,726 contract yesterday for on-site medical services at the Carroll County Detention Center.

ConMed, which has provided health care to inmates at the detention center for the past four years, will continue to provide primary and continuing medical services, including various exams, laboratory testing and treatment.

The contract price is fixed for a second year, county purchasing officials said.


Software maintenance, demolition bids OK'd

The county commissioners approved demolition services worth $73,860 yesterday for the former Carroll Community College annex on South Center Street in Westminster.

Asbestos Specialist Inc. of Linthicum Heights will gut the building's interior.

The commissioners also approved a $31,311.50 bid for maintenance of the software program for the county's financial management system.

Mitchell Humphrey & Co. of St. Louis, Mo., will provide maintenance, upgrades and telephone technical support.